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Offering Architecture Services to Preserve Historic Places

Historic Preservation

Coppola Associates has extensive experience with historic preservation and has worked with property owners to preserve and bring new life to existing structures. We are familiar with national and state register programs, as well as funding programs and agencies to help support these preservation efforts.

Coppola Associates is sensitive to the architectural elements of each building we work on and the place of each building in its community. We research and write federal rehabilitation tax credit applications for projects within and outside of designated historic districts. We also complete state homeowner tax credit applications.

We regularly interact with both the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and the National Park Service (NPS) to ensure compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

All completed projects have resulted in tax credit approval, which ensures the financial viability of the projects. In addition, we have experience with local Architectural Review Boards to ensure compliance with local standards. Our projects include single-family homes, multi-use properties, industrial complexes, and a railroad station.

View Some of Our Historic Preservation Projects

Project: Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Description: Constructed in 1874, this building housed multiple manufacturing businesses until the late 20th century, when it was left vacant.  Today, the building is a community hub, containing 15 units of green and energy-efficient mixed-income housing units, conference space, co-working space, and commercial space.  The project received federal and state historic tax credits and is the recipient of a New York State award for Excellence in Historic Preservation ( and an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation from the Preservation League of NYS ( 

Project: Century-Sunrise Redevelopment

Location: Johnson City, NY

Description: These two, long-vacant historic buildings were part of the Endicott-Johnson Corporation shoe factory complex which originally spread over 29 buildings in the region.  They now host 104 apartments and commercial space. The project was approved for federal and state historic tax credits.  The buildings retain much historic material, creating unique and individual spaces with modern, upscale finishes.  Historic doors, pulleys, radiators, pipes, and other items create an environment where the industrial history of the buildings and of the region are visible.   

Project: RUPCO’s East End Apartments of Historic Newburgh

Location: Newburgh, NY

Description: This project created 46 mixed-income housing units across 15 historic, long-vacant buildings in a four-block radius in Newburgh’s East End Historic District, New York State’s second largest National Register Historic District.  The project achieved LEED for Homes Certified certification. 

Recipient of an award for Excellence in Historic Preservation from the Preservation League of NYS ( 

Project: 87-89 Broadway

Location: Newburgh, NY

Description: With six residential units and retail space, this building stands in Newburgh’s East End Historic District. The work we did includes the modernization of these spaces by repairing its existing features, updating its plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems while following the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

Project: New York Main Street Projects

Location: Middletown and Newburgh, NY

Description: The project in Middletown was six façades of mixed residential and commercial spaces. Its improvements include installing new windows, repointing, painting, restoring cornice and trim, putting up new storefront signage and awnings.

The project in Newburgh was 11 building façades where we incorporated the same kind of improvements like the one in Middletown. View pictures of this Middletown and Newburgh restoration in Polonia Restoration’s website.

Project: Kirkland Hotel

Location: Kingston, NY

Description: A recipient of the Preservation League of New York State Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The Kirkland Hotel is a historic landmark in Kingston, NY, which was restored as a mixed-use property. Incorporating a geothermal heating system, this project demonstrates that restoration can successfully employ green technologies.

Project: Dubois Street Rehabilitation

Location: Newburgh, NY

Description: Rehabilitation of six two-family historic homes.

Project: East Main Mews

Location: Bridgeport, CT

Description: After being empty for more than a decade, these six brick Victorian Italianate buildings now contain 20 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and four retail spaces.

Project: Washington Market

Location: Newburgh, NY

Description: This fire-damaged historic building was converted to six apartments with a first-floor retail space, which currently houses a restaurant. Its rehabilitation followed the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

Project: Newburgh City Hall Façade Restoration

Location: Newburgh, NY

Description: For this project, we produced drawings of façade restoration and secured approval from the Architectural Review Board. Visit Polonia Restoration’s website to view pictures of this place.

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